I just wanted to give a quick shout out for Lichfield District Council’s top Geographic Services officer, Gareth Thomas. Gareth, long time readers will recall, has shared loads of good stuff with readers of not just this blog, but others, including Lichfield Lore.
Gareth’s selfless and innovative actions provided not only a wealth of wonderful aerial imagery, but of maps, lost photos and other information that would otherwise stay hidden, or closeted by less generous spirited local history types.
With that in mind, I’d like to point out yet again, Gareth’s Pinterest site, which is a veritable repository of wonderful stuff. He’s recently added some photos of the Stonnall Tithe map, which I know will be of interest to some local history buffs reading this.
Please do pop along and check Gareth’s site out – without his work in the last 12 months particularly, the local history scene hereabouts would be very much the poorer, and the spirit of freely sharing stuff he finds is really what makes local history fun and friendly, which is exactly what it should be.
Just remember, if you want to use his stuff, ask his permission first. It’s only manners, as I’ve pointed out before, and it gives him a nice, cheesy grin. When he’s happy, he shares more stuff…